June 11, 2013 |
And then things got really heated. A genuine baseball brawl broke out, with punches and scrums and plenty of anger. After Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the nose with a pitch in the sixth, the next inning Zack Greinke immediately hit Miguel Montero in the back with a pitch. Benches emptied that time, but there was no activity. But in the bottom half of the seventh inning, when Kennedy hit Greinke in the shoulder with a pitch, all kinds of chaos broke out. Juan Uribe, Ronald Belisario and Luis Cruz appeared to lead the first wave of Dodgers into a huddle of Diamondbacks just in front of their dugout as benches and bullpens emptied in a hurry.
September 17, 2009 |
New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson each were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl. The pair were cited for "aggressive and inappropriate actions" by Bob Watson , MLB's vice president for discipline, and started serving the penalties immediately, a day after they tangled. Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was suspended for three games and appealed, delaying the start of any discipline.
June 15, 2003 |
When Mike Lieberthal was hit with a first-inning pitch he went to first base with a smile. It was a much more placid scene than the one that played out a night earlier. David Bell homered and had four runs batted in during Philadelphia's 10-run eighth inning and Bobby Abreu homered and drove in three runs as the Philadelphia Phillies ended a three-game losing streak with a 12-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
March 27, 2002 |
The long-simmering feud between Mo Vaughn and Troy Percival flared anew Tuesday, when the oft-injured slugger lashed out at Percival for repeatedly saying that the Angels would miss Vaughn's bat but not his leadership. "To continue to come up with what came out of his mouth is unacceptable," Vaughn said. In a story in Tuesday's New York Post, Vaughn ripped Percival and the Angels during a tirade that the newspaper said included 35 expletives.
August 6, 2001 |
When Scott Spiezio took a fastball in the head from New York Yankee pitcher Ted Lilly in the sixth inning Sunday, he really didn't care whether it was on purpose or not. Spiezio was furious at Lilly, and with the bat still gripped tightly in his right hand, he considered visiting the mound. But in the midst of that rage, as images of bench-clearing pileups danced in his head, Spiezio chose instead to walk calmly to first base.
December 27, 1997
Congratulations to [Laguna Hills Mayor] Craig Scott for his letter concerning the Laguna Hills football coach, Steve Bresnahan. The coach and his staff did not do their job and should be accountable for their actions. There are lots of problems with high school athletics and the attitudes of coaches is at the top of the list. This issue is a "slow burn" with many parents, and Mayor Scott has done a service to all in the high school community by asking them to take a hard look at how coaches are setting their own standards and doing their jobs.